Protect with UVR block and protection factor ratings
GALE Pacific's Commercial 95® 340 shade fabric range up to 97.7% UVR block. It’s considered to have “excellent protection” under guidelines set by Australia’s SunSmart and the Cancer Council.
The percentage of UVR block relates to the ability of the shadecloth to reflect or absorb UVR within the 290nm to 400nm range of the spectrum.
Heightened exposure to UVR can increase the rates of skin cancer. Therefore, the percentage of UVR block is an important factor when selecting shadecloth designed to protect people.